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members who have died during the year. The sacraments observed are baptism and the Lord's Supper. The mode of baptism is left to the choice of the applicant.

There are forty State conventions, besides those of Canada and Scotland, the oldest of which, that of New York, was organized in 1825. New York leads in the number of members, reporting 8526; Massachusetts comes second, with 7142; Ohio third, with 4961; and Maine fourth, with 3750. The total of members is 49,194, and the aggregate value of church property $8,054,333. The average value of the church edifices is $9750, and the average seating capacity 294.

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Alabama
Arkansas.
California
Colorado..
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida ..
Georgia.
Idaho.
Illinois.
Indiana
Iowa...
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Hampshire

9 I 18 I 3 15

I 54 50 22 14 23

18 6,325
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150 12 2,250 1

200 4942 13,400 37 8,850 23

6,550 8 1,875

3,200 83 26,405 I

96,000

500 367,000 47,000 2,000 3,140

3,000 523,850 138,900 118,300 20,200 16,525 542,900

365

16 1,382

15 2,129 128

45 533

25 3,424 1,950

829 571

434 3,750

12

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382

700 11972 40,550 26 6,600 IO

3,500
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30,000
2,110,193

221,800
192,900

800
4,800
38,800
203,025

I 121 27 13

3 16

5 33

7,142 1,549 1,093

120 711

161 1,204

1,600

9,600

SUMMARY BY STATES.-Continued.

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Communicants.

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Value of Church Property. $112,300 1,798,250

1,200 344,800

9,500 417,500 301,500 1,200

750 5,800 285,000

5,000

1,200 85,200

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New York.
North Carolina
Ohio ..
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina.
Tennessee..
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin..

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CHAPTER XLIII.

INDEPENDENT CONGREGATIONS.

THESE are congregations having no connection with any of the denominations. Some are akin to Presbyterian, others to Methodist and other bodies.

Some are organized on a union basis and receive part of their support from members of several denominations.

There are 54 halls, with accommodations for 10,445.

SUMMARY BY STATES.

STATES.

Organi. Church
zations. Edifices.

Seating

Capacity.

Value of
Church
Property.

I

Communicants. 150 766 717 353

2

$70,575

I II 4 5 I 8 16

3,600 17,100

386

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California.
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Georgia...
Illinois.
Indiana
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Kansas
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan..
Minnesota.
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York.
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Vermont..

5 3 2 I2

550

425 1,100

150 3,970 3,200

200 1,090

850
2,200
3,105

375
100
200

200
2,150
10,255
2,025
4,650
1,750

200
600

9 3 2 18 2 I 3 3 8 26 5

75 271 170 500 684 170 31

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8,450 1,000 7,550 17,500 40,000 121,350 6,000

700 1,500 1,500 52,300 722,400

22,800 140,900 89,200

8,000 13,575

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GENERAL STATISTICAL SUMMARIES.

1. Summary by States of all denominations.
2. Summary by denominations.
3. Summary by denominational families.

4. Summary of denominations according to number of communicants.

5. Summary of denominational families according to number of communicants.

6. Summary of denominations classified according to polity.

7. Summary of colored organizations. 8. Summary of churches in cities.

TABLE I.-SUMMARY BY STATES

STATES.

Organizations.

Edifices.

70

463

4,768

Alabama
Alaska..
Arizona
Arkansas.
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware..
District of Columbia.
Florida
Georgia ..
Idaho.
Illinois
Indiana
Indian Territory
Iowa .....
Kansas..
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana .
Nebraska.
Nevada
New Hampshire.
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York..
North Carolina.
North Dakota.
Ohio....
Oklahoma
Oregon ..
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina.
South Dakota.
Tennessee

6,383

6,013 26

34 131 4,874 3,791 1,996

1,505 647 1,149 1,175 382

401 217

205 1,971

1,793 6,899 7,008 247

143 8,296 7,352 6,480 5,944 806

429 5,539 4,539 4,927 2,859 5,555 2,701 2,520 1,610

1,346 2,328 2,369 2,547

2,458 4,798 3,429 2,619 5,194 5,009 8,064 6,121 273

164 2,797

1,822 64

41 783

774 2,085 2,204

463 8,237

7,942 6,824 6,512

868 9,384 8,896 123

41 969

592 10,175

9,624 402

386 3,815

3,967 1,589

774 6,351 5,794 (a) This column shows the percentage of population

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